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Electoral Act: Supreme Court To Hear Buhari, Others Case Thursday

Electoral Act: Supreme Court To Hear Buhari, Others Case Thursday

The Supreme Court has scheduled May 19 for hearing in the suit by President Muhammadu Buhari and Attorney General of the Federation (AGF) and Minister of Justice, Abubakar Malami. THE GUARDIAN reports.
The court will on Thursday entertain the suit filed on April 29, 2022, marked: SC/CV/504/2022, which has the National Assembly listed as sole defendant. Information Guide Nigeria
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The plaintiffs are contending, among others, that the said section of the Electoral Act 2022 is in conflict with constitutional provisions.

Also, a Federal High Court in Abuja, yesterday, fixed May 24 for definite hearing in a suit instituted against Buhari by the Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) on Section 84(11) and (12) of the Act.

Justice Inyang Eden Ekwo fixed the new date to enable Buhari and PDP address him on effect of the Court of Appeal judgment in Abuja, which declared the contentious section unconstitutional, null, and void. jamb results

The judge, during the proceeding, raised the issue on the ground that PDP’s suit bothers on the same section of the law in which a higher court had made pronouncement binding on a lower court.

Section 84(12) of the Electoral Act orders all political appointees to resign from their positions 30 days to the conduct of the primary election that would produce candidates for elective offices in the 2023 general elections.

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